1.0 CULTURAL TOURS 

1.1 Glimpses of the Magical Dragon Kingdom 2012/13
Duration : 6 days/ 5 nights itinerary
Season : All through the year

An excellent cultural tour to the western part of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Besides meeting local folks, explore Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage, beautiful land scapes, and pristine environment. If you wish to see some of the festivals or the festival with the display of world’s largest hand-embroidered Thongdroel (scroll) of Guru Rinpoche, or known as second Buddha, then first week of April is a good time to arrive.

DEPARTURES:
Nov.2012 : 01-06; 08-13; 15-20; 22-27 - Phobjikha Crane Festival Nov. 11
Dec. 2012 : 01-06; 08-13; 15-20; - Dec.17 is National Day celebration
Feb. 2013 : 14 -19; 20-25, 26-31 - Puna Tshechu Festival is Feb. 20-22.
Mar.2013 : 02-07; 08-13; 14 -19; 20-25, 26-31
Apr. 2013 : 03-08; 09-14; 15-20; 21-26.
May 2013 : 02-07; 08-13; 14-19; 20-25; 26-31 -Paro Festival is from 23-27 March.
Jun. 2013 : 01-06; 07-12; 13-18; 19-24; 25-30.
July 2013 : 03-08; 09-14 15-20; -Ha Summer Festival Jul.9-10)
Aug.2013 : 09-14; 15-20; 21-26.
Sept.2013 : 01-06; 08-13; 15-20; 22-27.
Oct. 2013 : 01-06; 08-13; 15-20; 22-27.

1.2 Bhutan Odyssey 2012/13
Duration : 8 days/7 nights 
Season : All through the year

An awe-inspiring cultural tour in the west and west-central part of Bhutan offers first-hand experience of Bhutanese culture so colourful and so inspirational. Besides meeting local folks and participate in local events, explore Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage of arts and architecture, beautiful landscapes, and pristine environment. If you wish to see some of the festivals, plan your trip around festival time stated in bracket.

DEPARTURES:
Nov.2012 : 02-09; 11-18; 19-25. -Nov.11: Crane festival; Nov. 23: Trashigang festival.
Dec.2012 : 01-08; 11-18; -Dec.17: National Day celebration on).
Feb.2013 : 16-23. -Puna Tshechu Festival is Feb. 20-22.
Mar.2013 : 02-09; 10-17; 18-25. -Paro Festival is from March 23-27
Apr. 2013 : 05-12 13-20; 21-28.
May 2013 : 01-08; 09-16; 17-24.
June 2013 : 01 - 08 09-16; 17-24. (June 2: National forestry day;
July 2013 : 08-15 16-23; 24-31.
Aug.2013 : 03-10; 11-18; 19-26.
Sept.2013 : 02-09; 10-17; 19-26. (Sept.14-16 is Thimphu festival)
Oct. 2013 : 01-08; 09-16; 17-24; 25-01 (Nov.)


1.3 THE SNOW LION’S SPECIAL “BHUTAN HERITAGE TOUR” for 2012
Duration : 15 days/14 nights itinerary
Season : Throughout the year

An awe-inspiring cultural tour extending from west of Bhutan through the spiritual heartland of Bumthang in Central Bhutan to the east brings you an experience of cultural diversity of everlasting impression. Besides being able to meet local folks and participate in some of the local cultural events, you can see Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage of arts and architecture, beautiful landscapes, and pristine environment. The highlight of the trip will be a visit to mask dance festival and a visit to Taktsang monastery, our national icon.

DEPARTURES:
Nov.2012 : 05-19; 12-26 -Nov.11: Crane festival; Nov. 23: Trashigang festival
Dec. 2012 :01-15; 15-29 -Dec.17 is National Day celebration
Feb.2012 : 18 Feb. – 4 Mar. -Puna Tshechu Festival is Feb. 20-22;
Mar. 2013 :14-28; -Paro Festival is from 23-27 March
April 2013 :01-15; 14-28 -21-25 April: Ura Yakchoe festival;
May 2013 : 02-16;
June 2013 : 01-15 June 2: National forestry day;
July 2013 : 08-22;
Sept.2013 :12-26 -Sept.14-16 is Thimphu festival
Oct. 2013 :07-21, 16-30 (Oct. 18-22: Jambay Lhakhang festival).

Your tariff covers:

  1. 3 full meals and 2 light refreshments of tea/coffee with snacks a day.

  2. Lodge in standard hotels on twin sharing basis.

  3. A resourceful licensed guide who speaks your language.

  4. Local transport in imported coasters/landcruisers/vans/cars depending on group sizes.

  5. All access fees to museums, parks and other entry fees related to the tour including visa and tourist development fees (TDF).

  6. Secure visa for Bhutan and flight reservations connecting to all druk Air destinations in Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkatta, Kathmandu and Dacca with no additional costs.  

What is NOT covered:

 1.  Any air tickets

 2.  Any expenses incurred on medical emergencies and evacuations

      but medical consultations and treatment in local hospitals is free of charges.

 3.  Any liabilities due to cancellation of flights, roadblock, etc.

             4.  Any kind of personal expenses.

 5.  Any supplement costs.

 6.  Any tips and gratitude to hotels & tour staff.

 7.  Anything not mentioned above.


Note: While groups with 3 pax and above do not pay surcharges, individuals pay Eur 28 per night and couples Eur 21 each.